Class counsel for investors in now-defunct Aequitas Management LLC are seeking a $58.1 million fee award for negotiating $234.6 million in settlements with Sidley Austin, Deloitte and others accused of aiding Aequitas' Ponzi scheme.
Investors in the now-defunct Aequitas Management LLC have reached more than $234.6 million in settlements with Sidley Austin, Deloitte and others accused of aiding the investment firm's $350 million Ponzi scheme.
Investors in a proposed class action alleging several finance companies and law firms, including TD Ameritrade and Sidley Austin LLP, were involved in a $350 million Ponzi scheme involving a for-profit education company have asked an Oregon federal court to approve a $3.4 million settlement with one of the banks allegedly involved.
Investors in the now-defunct investment firm Aequitas Management LLC have asked an Oregon federal judge to certify their class action accusing several parties, including Sidley Austin LLP and Deloitte, of helping Aequitas operate a $350 million Ponzi scheme.
Investors in a defunct management firm accused of operating in a Ponzi-like fashion told an Oregon federal judge Friday that third-party contribution claims filed by Sidley Austin LLP are calculated and could snarl their proposed class action alleging the law firm and others aided the scheme.
Deloitte objected Thursday to an Oregon federal judge's decision to deny it access to information about the finances of investors suing it and other law and financial firms for allegedly aiding a Ponzi scheme, saying the judge committed more than one "legal error" in his order.
A proposed class of investors has reached an $18.5 million settlement with one of the law firms they accused of offering legal advice to a Ponzi scheme, saying the sum is likely greater or equal to the amount the class could get at trial.
Deloitte, TD Ameritrade and others sought to duck allegations they aided a $350 million Ponzi scheme, telling an Oregon federal judge on Monday that the class of investors had failed to state which specific allegedly false statements led to securities purchases.
An Oregon federal judge made official a decision that refused to free Sidley Austin LLP, Deloitte and others from a proposed class action claiming they played a role in an alleged $350 million Ponzi scheme, adopting a magistrate’s recommendation over several objections.
An Oregon federal magistrate judge refused to free Sidley Austin LLP, Deloitte and others from a proposed class action claiming they aided an alleged $350 million Ponzi scheme, recommending Thursday that some claims be dismissed but saying the investors should have another crack at revising them.